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 First, the Eating part :-)

  A History of Irish Cuisine [in-depth, scholarly and very engrossing; well worth reading]

  About Irish Food [succinct, interesting; from the Irish Food Store, specialising in food hampers & baskets, worldwide]

  Adlib Eaterie [find a restaurant anywhere in the country with this searchable database; super!]

  Basic Brown Bread [the classic, home recipe; perfection]

  Cavistons [Sandycove headquarters for smoked salmon; a South Co Dublin epicurean landmark]

  Christmas Cake [from Mimi's Recipe Request Archives]

  Christmas Cake/Recipe from Webmaster's Mom [includes marzipan ("almond icing") and royal icing recipes]

  Corned Beef is Not Ireland's "National Dish!" [learn the history of this silly, false stereotype]

  CyberChef [super collection of recipes, tips, wine suggestions, even a glossary; from Ennis' Chef Jamie Oliver]

  Edibilia's Irish Recipes [quite good; cooked many like these in Dublin and after, myself! :-)]

  Fiona's Irish Recipes [very nice collection from Fiona Hyland's most interesting site]

  Fish Starters & Other Dishes [from Bord Iascaigh Mhara/Irish Sea Fisheries Board]

  Flogas Christmas Menu/Recipes [includes the traditional Cake, Pudding and a full Christmas Dinner]

  Fruit & Veg Recipes [from Bord Glas/Horticultural Dev. Board, developing Ireland's horticultural industry]

  Irish & Hot Recipes [mostly Irish; very neat; courtesy of a Dubliner now living in Essex]

  Irish Organic Farmers' & Growers' Assoc. [32-county group open to all, not just producers]

  Irish Sugar (Siúcra) [everything a student ever wanted to know, including how it's made!]

  Joanna's Cookbook [neat recipes and ideas, plus really handy conversion tables and tips]

  Odlum's Recipes [neat selection from Ireland's premier flour millers]

  Online Chef [*huge* selection of menus, recipes and ideas; a service of RTÉ]

  Recipe Book [from some of A Taste of Ireland's leading restaurants]

  Traditional Irish Foods [huge selection for émigrés trying to find the 'real stuff']

  Traditional Irish Recipes [very, very good collection of family-style standards; neat :-)]

  Vegetarian Recipes/Menus [from the Vegetarian Society of Ireland]

Next, Living/Working:

  Children's Hospital - Temple Street, Dublin [plenty of info, plus e-cards and kids' artwork!]

  Consumer Assoc. of Ireland [working on behalf of Irish consumers; will be monitoring switchover to the Euro]

  Daltaí na Gaeilge ["Students of the Irish Language"...dedicated to promoting and teaching Irish]

  Dual Citizenship [under Irish Law and in US Law]

  Elections Ireland [election and by-election results, parties, issues, constituencies, boundaries, etc.; handy site]

  Hospital Directory [by-County listing of hospitals in Ireland; part of Irish Medical Directory]

  Information Technology Professionals [forum based in Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland's Information Age Town]

  Interactive Irish Lessons [online lessons, with sound files, to help you learn the Irish language]

  Ireland Offline [new, dedicated users group working to bring affordable broadband to Ireland]

  Irish Jobs Page [searchable database of IT and non-IT jobs in Ireland]

  Living & Working in Ireland [relocating or returning home? there's lots of good info here]

  MoveToIreland [good, solid info on life's practicalities, without touristy stuff; excellent]

  National Maternity Hospital [known simply as Holles Street (Dublin), it has been serving Irish women since 1894]

  Rollercoaster [for every parent, in Ireland or abroad, living the ups and downs of child rearing]

  Smoking Regulations [restrictions are applied but not yet quite as intolerantly as, for example, in the US]

 Finally, Fun & Hobbies:

  Angling Guide [whatever type of fishing you prefer, you'll find it in Ireland]

  The Ark [extraordinary Cultural Centre for Children, in Dublin's Temple Bar]

  Cyber Cafes [lists dozens and dozens, all over Ireland; from the great IndexIreland site]

  Cyber Cafe/net @ccess [cool Net Cafe in Galway; includes handy Internet tools]

  Global Internet Cafe [first-rate Net cafe in the heart of Dublin's shopping district]

  Mike Rofone-Roving Reporter [simply wonderful kids' stories; updated weekly in Dalkey]

  Mountaineering Council of Ireland [info and links for folks who like to climb and hillwalk]

  Tullamore Astronomical Society [promoting interest in astronomy and allied subjects]

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